Postgraduate Research in History
- Graduate School
- Art and Humanities
To understand our world, sometimes we need to look at our past. this is what our researchers and members of staff do every day. Our postgraduate researchers work with world-leading experts to challenge boundaries and shape a new understanding of society. We conduct research in a variety of historical fields, including the relationship between people and machines, the condition of marginalised groups, global health issues, the study of nationalism within a transnational frame of reference, and the foundation of modern democracy.
Staff research interests in History include:
- British history
- European history (in particular France, Italy, Germany, Russia, the Balkans and Central Europe)
- Global history
- History of South-Asian, Japanese and Indian history
- History of the Atlantic world(s)
- History of the Middle East
- Imperial history and cultural diplomatic history
- Intellectual history and the history of political thought
- Landscape and environmental history
- Local and regional history
- Medieval history
Working closely with an academic supervisor gives you the support to carry out your own independent research and make your own mark. We have a wealth of remarkable academics, but how do you know which team will be right for you? We suggest you look at the School's website, check out some academics and read up on some of their publications.
We recommend that you identify at least one member of staff at UEA who might be your supervisor and that you contact them, to express your interest and discuss your research proposal.
You will need to submit a research proposal of no more than 1500 words with your application. Find out more on the History web pages.
There are three research degrees available:
- PhD by Publication
- Master's by Research
Full- and part-time options are available.
Read more about each of these on our information pages.
The minimum academic requirement for entry to a doctoral degree is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree and a Master's degree, or equivalent.
The minimum academic requirement for Master's by Research is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree, or equivalent. Details of the PhD by Publication, including entry requirements, can be found on our information pages.
If English is not your first language or you are from a country that is not on the UKVI list of English speaking countries, you may be required to provide evidence of your proficiency in the English language. Further information on English language requirements can be found on our information pages.